In an internal memo dated 19th of October 2020, the Bungoma County branch manager has asked all NHIF Staff to close its offices. This was triggered by the shock that one of their members was found Covid-19 positive.
"As you are all aware, one of our staff has contracted COVID 19 and is in self isolation. After consultation with NHIF COVID RESPONSE TEAM base at the head office, the following is to be done immediately." Read part of the memo.
Among the measures taken, the branch manager demanded that the office be closed for fumigation by the public health office. Mr. Hillary Magut and the Branch Manager have been tasked to oversee it.
All staff have been asked to proceed for self-isolation for a period of 14 days and undergo the test at the Bungoma County Referral Hospital Immediately.
"A second test to be undertaken after 7 to 10 days to confirm the status. All staff who will be negative after the second test to resume to work after 14 days from the date of this letter. 2nd November 2020." Branch Manager Peter Chemursoi said.
Each member of staff have been asked to take responsibility to inform their respective employers and HCPs of the temporary closure and advise them to use self-care portal or visit other service centers.